[arch-dev-public] [PATCH] initscripts: Add a splash support

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Sun Nov 4 08:22:53 EST 2007

I want to summarize the arguments for adding the patch again and provide
you with the patch that I would consider a good idea, if it works for
the splash implementations that exist:

1) The patch is unintrusive, there is no way it could harm anyone who
has splash disabled.
2) Maintaining two sets of initscripts (one with, one without splash)
will result in inconsistencies between the two and in _more_ bugreports.
3) We'd make lots of users happy, because they will use splash anyway,
but right now will break their systems in doing so.

The ones of you against using this could summarize their arguments as
well. The only thing I remember was "I don't use splash, so I see no
reason to support it in any way", which I don't accept as a real argument.

This is the link to the diff as it is in the splash branch now:

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